What they lack in size they more than compensate for with their belligerence, shameless insolence, and sheer hunger.
Berlin sparrows demonstrate a complete indifference to human presence where food is concerned.
When walking through a square, be prepared to move around a feeding bird on the ground: it won't fly away in fright and you wouldn't want to step on it, would you?
If you see a morsel of hamburger carelessly strewn on the flagstones, give it a wide berth, or else duck low. Your head will be no obstacle for a diving sparrow on the approach runway.
We could all learn some lessons from these pesky rubbish disposal agents, namely:
- Go for it! Don't be put off by anyone or anything
- Who dares wins
- And ... don't leave any food on your plate